The experience of a lifetime June 14, 2019

By (The University of Texas at Austin) - abroad from 02/04/2019 to 06/07/2019 with

University of Sheffield: Sheffield - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I gained a lot of new friends from all over the world that I'm definitely going to be staying in contact with. I was nervous that it wouldn't be worth it and that I would regret it, but that's not the case.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 0-2 weeks

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

I did feel like this program challenged me. The journalism classes that I took were much more theoretical than what I'm used to, which was both positive and negative. Overall, though, it was a good experience.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

* Food:

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

I didn't have a health issue that I had to deal with BUT people in England love the NHS.

* Safety:

If you could do it all over again would you choose the same program? Yes

I absolutely loved Sheffield. It was a great city in a great location in England, and there was always something to do.

Finances

* Money: How easily were you able to live on a student's budget?

(1 = not very easy/$200+ on food & personal expenses/week, 2.5 = $100/week, 5 = very easily/minimal cost)

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? $50
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Really set a budget for yourself and stick to it. Figure out what your financial priorities are.

Language

* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Direct Enrollment/Exchange

* Did you study abroad through an exchange program or did you directly enroll in the foreign university? Exchange

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

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  • International Students
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Local Students
About how many local friends did you make that you will likely keep in touch with?

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • The city
  • the other international students
  • the traveling
* What could be improved?
  • Can't think of anything!
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? The academics were definitely an adjustment.

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Academic or Linguist
You went abroad with specific academic goals in mind; the program credentials and rigor of your coursework abroad were very important to you. You had a great time abroad, but never lost sight of your studies and (if applicable) were diligent with your foreign language study. Good for you!